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Weathering a New Era of Big Data
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Weathering a New Era of Big Data

Increased computing power combined with new and more advanced models are changing weather forecasting.

The Solace of Oblivion
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The Solace of Oblivion

October 31, 2006, an eighteen-year-old woman named Nikki Catsouras slammed her father's sports car into the side of a concrete toll booth in Orange County, California...

Tiny Robot Learns to Fly a Real Plane
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Tiny Robot Learns to Fly a Real Plane

A small, hobby-sized robot could herald the pilot of the future.

The Anita Borg Institute and Harvey Mudd College Launch Initiative to Increase the Diversity in Computer Science Undergraduate Majors at 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
From ACM News

The Anita Borg Institute and Harvey Mudd College Launch Initiative to Increase the Diversity in Computer Science Undergraduate Majors at 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

"BRAID" will work with 15 CS departments to increase the percentage of their undergraduate majors that are female and minorities.

Video Games Could Dramatically Streamline Education Research
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Video Games Could Dramatically Streamline Education Research

Washington State University researchers have developed a computational modeling method for conducting research on science curricula in classrooms. 

Fingertip Sensor Gives Robot Unprecedented Dexterity
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Fingertip Sensor Gives Robot Unprecedented Dexterity

Researchers have developed a robot equipped with tactile sensors that enable it to grasp a USB cable draped over a hook and insert it into a USB port. 

GoogleX to Circle the Earth With Internet-Connected Balloons
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GoogleX to Circle the Earth With Internet-Connected Balloons

GoogleX's Project Loon aims to provide wireless Internet access to billions of people living in remote locations by building a ring of balloons around the Earth...

The Hidden World of Facebook "Like Farms"
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The Hidden World of Facebook "Like Farms"

A new study systematically investigated the nature of so-called Facebook "like farms," services which will direct Facebook Likes to a given Facebook page for a...

Victoria Team Defends Title With Speedy Robot
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Victoria Team Defends Title With Speedy Robot

Victoria University of Wellington students will travel to Sydney, Australia, to defend their title at the Australasian National Instruments Autonomous Robotics...

New RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects
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New RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects

Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes, if they could locate people, places and objects.

Scientists Make Quantum Leap, Teleport Data from Light to Matter
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Scientists Make Quantum Leap, Teleport Data from Light to Matter

We're one step closer to creating the Ansible communicator in "Ender's Game," the warp drive envisioned by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre and a "Star Trek"...

Robots That Learn Through Repetition, Not Programming
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Robots That Learn Through Repetition, Not Programming

Eugene Izhikevich thinks you shouldn't have to write code in order to teach robots new tricks.

New Smartphone App Gives Sight to the Blind
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New Smartphone App Gives Sight to the Blind

Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the...

NASA Invents a Folding Solar Panel Inspired by Origami
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NASA Invents a Folding Solar Panel Inspired by Origami

Twenty years ago Brian Trease was a high school exchange student in Japan.

IEEE Standards Group Wants to Bring Order to IoT
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IEEE Standards Group Wants to Bring Order to IoT

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) P2413 Working Group wants to develop an overall architecture for the Internet of Things. 

Mozilla Rust Language Approaches 1.0 Milestone
From ACM TechNews

Mozilla Rust Language Approaches 1.0 Milestone

Mozilla plans to ship Rust 1.0 beta around the end of the year, and says the system's programming language could become the 1.0 release if all goes well. 

Nuclear Spins Control Current in Plastic LED
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Nuclear Spins Control Current in Plastic LED

A recent breakthrough brings physics closer to the development of quantum computers, more compact data storage devices, and plastic or organic LEDs. 

U.S. Official: Chinese Want NSA Cyber Schools
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U.S. Official: Chinese Want NSA Cyber Schools

Corporate leaders in China believe cyber-relations with the U.S. could improve if Chinese universities taught U.S. National Security Agency-approved curricula. 

Virginia Tech Researchers Devise Traffic App to Rival Weather Apps
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Virginia Tech Researchers Devise Traffic App to Rival Weather Apps

Researchers are developing a cloud-based application that will use real-time information and historical data to predict when and where traffic is likely to occur...
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